Excalibur and other work from home quirks
An invite to pen snobs to reveal their chosen writing instrument
They say the pen is mightier than the sword. So why do I refer to my favorite pen as Excalibur?
What might that be? Glad you asked. Here it is:
Sanford Uni ball gel. 1.0 mm, a very important detail.
Now, the pen snobs out there might offer other suggestions. To that I say bring it on. Would love to have a huge write-off/contest for the title.
It’s been my pen of choice since 1999. Why?
It handles like a ballpoint. The ink looks like it came from a felt tip pen. It just feels good in my hand and its about as close as I can come from my thoughts going directly on to a page—a paper page.
The Sanford Uni-Ball typically runs about $1 a pen. The ink lasts a while. I do not view it as a luxury, but a necessity.
That’s not to say I haven’t tried others. Even the complimentary pens you get at hotels or functions. I even tried a Sharpie gel pen recently. My professional opinion is they should stick to markers.
I always return to Excalibur.
Excalibur does have a little competition in my home office. A colleague gave me a Cross pen as a present several years ago. You know, the ones with the ink you have to replace. It reminds me of writing with a quill and I get all Founding Fathers when I start scratching out words with that instrument. So much so that it’s become the fine China I bring out for special occasions. Yet on a day-to-day basis, when I brainstorm and need to put pen to paper before typing on a screen, it’s Excalibur.
What’s your favorite pen and why? Please share in the comment box below.
Did you see the woman who almost burnt down her kitchen?
In creating content for the metaverse, we do try to present ourselves as experts—even if we are not. And folks tend to be a bit cruel about it, even if it’s something most of us have experienced if we ever experimented in the kitchen. Case in point, my stepdaughter still hasn’t lived down her smoke-filled cooking adventure at her grandparents’ house. Part of the magic of that story was the last words of her grandmother who jokingly said, “Don’t burn the house down.” I think she was joking.
Anyway, a smile or an OMG can be a very pleasant break in the day for those who work from home. Hope you enjoy! And follow this young lady. She’s earned it!
Inspiring quote of the week
“Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose.”
— "Me and Bobby McGee," written by Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson